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Infrastructure Takes a Front Seat at National Governors Meeting

Infrastructure Takes a Front Seat at National Governors Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The National Governors Association 2009 Winter Meeting wrapped up today with a session on best practices from around the world for financing infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The governors charted what they called “an action-based roadmap” for the chairman’s initiative Strengthening Our Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future. Each year,…

Pennsylvania Votes to Borrow $400M for Water, Sewers

Pennsylvania Votes to Borrow $400M for Water, Sewers

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvania voters have approved a $400 million bond issue that will allow the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to award grants and loans for water treatment systems and pipelines. With 99.6 percent of precincts reporting, the referendum received more than 2.8 million “yes” votes and 1.7 million “no” votes.…

Pennsylvania Bets on Biofuels

Pennsylvania Bets on Biofuels

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, July 18, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed two pieces of legislation last week that will help spur the development of homegrown biofuels in Pennsylvania and establish new requirements that every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel contain a percentage of ethanol and biodiesel. “Pennsylvanians are struggling with higher fuels costs,”…

Infrastructure Renewal Will Drive Governors' Efforts This Year

Infrastructure Renewal Will Drive Governors' Efforts This Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pennesylvania, July 15, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Monday took the reins of the National Governors Association and announced that the organization’s annual Chair’s Initiative, chosen each year by the incoming leader, will focus on strengthening infrastructure investment. “It is an honor to serve as NGA’s chair,” Governor Rendell said during the…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Energizes Green Economy

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Energizes Green Economy

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 14, 2008 (ENS) – With continued job losses in America’s manufacturing industry and the warning signs of a national economic slowdown, Governor Edward Rendell today cited Pennsylvania’s track record of investing in green technologies and renewable energy to help revitalize the economy and create new jobs. “America’s economy is facing pressure today…

Pennsylvania Funds 124 Stormwater and Clean Water Projects

Pennsylvania Funds 124 Stormwater and Clean Water Projects

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 10, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Pennsylvania is making a $22.3 million investment in 124 projects that will help restore the state’s polluted streams, provide clean water, and help prevent floods in communities across the commonwealth Announcing the grants on Friday, Governor Edward Rendell said Pennsylvania’s long mining history and extensive…

Pennsylvania Looks to Its Own Water Infrastructure Funding

Pennsylvania Looks to Its Own Water Infrastructure Funding

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – By executive order, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has established a high-level task force that will evaluate what is needed to ensure Pennsylvania maintains a sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure in view of continued budget cuts from the federal government in recent years. A federal Clean Water Needs Survey…

Pennsylvania Governor Budgets $100 Million for Flood Control

Pennsylvania Governor Budgets $100 Million for Flood Control

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, February 7, 2008 (ENS) – Declaring that Pennsylvania must act boldly to fix its huge number of structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams and outdated aviation and rail freight facilities, Governor Edward Rendell this week urged the General Assembly today to approve his rebuilding Pennsylvania proposal. The governor’s $28 billion budget proposals includes $100…